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Peel the Pumpkin 2021

Join us as we return to in-person dancing at our fly-in Weave the Ring Cycle. Come prepared with your opera themed outfit for this year’s costume parade.

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Peel the Pumpkin 2021 CANCELED

Alas, the fat lady has sung. Tosca has jumped. Dido has lamented. Mimi has fallen asleep. Brünnhilde is burnt. We regret to inform you that Peel the Pumpkin 2021 will be cancelled.The number of received registrations is much lower than anticipated, which would result in a finanical loss greater than anticipated. One that could severely…

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Recharge > Regroup > Return to PS.3

At long last, we will return to our beloved dance venue, PS.3, on Tuesday, September 14. Have you been counting the days since we were last there on March 10, 2020?  Yes, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to plague the world, but with intentional precautions we can resume our activity safely indoors. Tom Miller will be calling…

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Peel the Pumpkin 2021 – We’re Back!

It seems an eternity since we were last together, square dancing in person. Life was good then, wasn;t it? With the severity of the pandemic gradually falling behind us, it’s time to look forward to a brighter future. And so, here at Peel the Pumpkin Headquarters, we are busy dusting off our event planning hats,…

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Whatever Happened to Baby Michael?

Hal Klein, a founding member of Times Squares, recently sent in this summary of what’s been happening with him, his husband Mitch Mermel, and their adopted son, Michael Joseph Mermel Klein. This is their story. “We were waiting to adopt a baby long before the Peel The Apple [1989 IAGSDC] convention and we finally got…

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Survey Results : Returning to In-Person Square Dancing

A survey seeking information about returning to in-person square dancing was sent to readers of the weekly news email on June 7, 2021. 37 responses were collected and reviewed by the Return to Square Dancing committee on June 14, 20201. 1. Are you ready to square dance again? Yes 34 (91.9%) No 3 (8.1%) 2….

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Come Join Us for a Virtual Peel the Pumpkin

An opportunity for the LGBTQ+ square dance community to come together and strengthen those friendships through dancing, gaming, socializing, and costuming (…not in this order.) The annual Times Square fly-in weekend is now transformed into a three hour virtual event. Saturday, October 31, 3pm-6pm EDT. Advanced registration is required to attend this Zoom event. Click…

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Featured Articles

Danny Dee’s Advice Column from the October 1990 issue of Times Squared

Where have all the advice columns gone? We need someone to help all of us cowboys with our square dance problems! “Every letter guaranteed genuine!” Dear Danny Dee, I’ve been dancing with the Times Squares for some time and have become an enthusiastic advocate of Square Dancing. Feel like I’m getting some good, healthy exercise…

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